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How To Grow An Olive Tree Inside

Posted by Colby Anter on Apr 18, 2018 3:00:00 PM

It's no secret that houseplants are all the rage right now. Potted succulents, hanging air plants, and Fiddle-leaf figs make several daily appearances on my Instagram feed and for good reason! They are a great way to brighten up a room and bring some fresh oxygen indoors. 

Did you know you can grow an olive tree indoors? It's the perfect way to bring life and a peaceful, Mediterranean touch into a room. Here's how to plant and maintain your indoor olive tree:

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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs

First Pressed and Cold Pressed... What Do They Mean?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Apr 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM
We know you've seen the phrases  “first pressed” and/or “cold pressed” on the labels of olive oil you buy... but do you know what they actually mean? We're dissecting the true meaning behind both phrases so you can be more informed when reading a label and choosing an olive oil. 
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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs

Where Does Your Olive Oil Come From?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Mar 28, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Wow, what a crop. Since 4000 BC, olive oil has been used in culinary, spiritual, medicinal and practical applications. Why has it sustained such an incredible tenure? And with it's increasing popularity, where exactly does it come from today?

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5 Myths about Olive Oil 

Posted by Colby Anter on Mar 21, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Is olive oil still good for you if you heat it? Should you keep olive oil for a special occasion? Does light olive oil mean less calories?

You've asked these questions again and again. So we've answered the 5 most common questions (aka myths) we get from our readers in hopes of setting you straight when it comes to extra virgin olive oil. 

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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs, Health & Quality

How Long Does Olive Oil Last?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Feb 22, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When you think about it, olive oil is basically fresh-squeezed juice. 

That means it's perishable and unlike wine, it doesn't get better with age. The fresher it is, the better it tastes, and the better it is for you! Consuming it regularly not only makes for a healthy diet but also ensures that you're getting the most out of your bottle of oil. 

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Tags: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101, FAQs

The Freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted by Melyn Nguyen on Feb 8, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When it comes to choosing the best olive oil, you may find that it's harder than you expected. How do you know it's fresh? How do you know where it came from? What makes it different from any other olive oil you can get at the grocery store? (If you're not asking these questions, you definitely should be...) 

We'd like to help answer those questions by introducing you to our "best" oil, our Bell'Olio Nuovo (beautiful new oil). 

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Tags: EVOO 101, Olive Mill Updates

Is it Safe to Fry with Olive Oil?

Posted by Sydney Rea on Jan 24, 2018 3:00:00 PM

What's one thing we're tired of hearing? It's unsafe to cook with olive oil. It isn’t stable and oxidizes when heated, causing harm to the body. While this is true for other oils like canola and vegetable oil, I’m here to put these myths about olive oil to rest.

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Tags: EVOO 101, Health & Quality

How We Make Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Posted by Perry Rea on Nov 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

If you've never visited us, and seen first-hand how we produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil in Arizona (yes, Arizona!) well, you're missing out. 

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Tags: EVOO 101, Olive Mill Updates, FAQs

How To Roast Garlic

Posted by Sydney Rea on Sep 6, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Oh, how I love roasted garlic. I'm talking about the golden brown, melt-in-your-mouth garlic. The easily spreadable, perfect addition to just about anything garlic. It's an essential ingredient in most of my dishes and for good reason. 

When roasted, the sharp flavor of raw garlic mellows; it transforms into something different altogether. The caramelized cloves will slip right out of its papery skin and be ready to use as you wish!

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Tags: Recipes, EVOO 101

Tips for Cooking with Olive Oil

Posted by Sydney Rea on Aug 30, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Bake, fry, drizzle, sauté... you can do it all!  Extra virgin olive oil is our kitchen's most versatile, flavorful and healthful ingredient. Many of you have been asking how to incorporate more olive oil into your daily life. So we wanted to share all the creative ways we use it!

Why do we use olive oil in every dish? It's an easy and delicious way to enhance and build flavors, and to add body and depth...not to mention all the health benefits it so graciously provides.

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Tags: EVOO 101, FAQs

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